Excess Insurers Dispute Adequacy Of Notice, Policy Periods Before 9th Circuit

(June 21, 2016, 10:07 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — In the third appeal before the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals pertaining to a coverage dispute between a software firm’s primary and excess directors and officers (D&O) insurance providers, the insurers argue over whether the insured provided proper notice of lawsuits against it to trigger coverage under an earlier policy period (Genesis Insurance Co. v. Magma Design Automation Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., No. 15-16999, 9th Cir.).

In the present appeal, insurers that provided excess insurance under...
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